Cline H. White
Cline White is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice in the state of Texas and before the U.S. Patent Trademark Office. Cline focuses his practice on intellectual property law, particularly drafting and prosecution of patents in multiple arts, including biological and life sciences, medical, mechanical, software, and business methods in both domestic and PCT applications. He has many years of experience in trademark procurement and enforcement; negotiating and drafting licensing agreements from both the licensor and licensee perspectives; copyright registration procurement and enforcement; entertainment issues; and Internet issues. He also handles Internet/e-commerce and entertainment issues.
Cline also has extensive experience in litigation, focusing now on intellectual property disputes, but previously in the areas of insurance bad-faith, DTPA, wrongful death, personal injury, product liability, workers’ compensation, anti-trust, contract, property damage, family, criminal, and condemnation.
Cline received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from The University of California at Davis, his M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D. from Baylor University Law School. Additionally, Mr. White studied electronic engineering at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California.
B.S., The University of California at Davis
M.S., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., Baylor Law School
United States Patent and Trademark Office
United States District Court for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
Providing personal, strategic counsel to help clients transform complex problems into business opportunities. Providing experienced service to clients, and collaborating closely to better understand business goals and interests in order to develop and capitalize on each asset within their overall portfolio. Prepares and prosecutes all types of patent applications, as well as provides infringement/non-infringement, patentability, and freedom to operate assessments and opinions.
In keeping with the objective of maximizing business value for clients, Cline is devoted to growing the net worth of clients by maximizing actual and potential returns on intangible assets. Often, a company’s value is highly connected with its goodwill. Prepares and prosecutes domestic and foreign trademark applications; pursues oppositions, cancellations, and enforcement litigation; as well as provides related assessment opinions.
To maximize value for his clients, Cline draws upon years of legal, courtroom, and practical experience in the protection and enforcement of all types of intellectual property including filing copyright applications and helping clients exploit their copyrighted materials.
When statutory IP protection is not adequate or inappropriate, establish and enforce trade secrets.
Licensing and Agreements
Negotiates and drafts various types of licenses and other IP agreements for the monetization of proprietary rights and technologies. And, because maximizing asset values can mean determining with precision the extent of those assets, conducts IP audits and due diligence reviews of IP portfolios for clients.
Unfortunately, the nature of IP rights can sometimes lead to conflict. Cline approaches the possibility of clients entering into litigation with their business interests in mind. The most advantageous litigation result can often be finding a way to stay out of the courtroom, and if it is in the client’s best interests, he seek to do just that. However, if litigation appears to be the best action or is unavoidable, his litigation experience allows him to vigorously represent clients in an aggressive and ethical manner.
- “Best S.A. Lawyers” List, San Antonio Scene, 2008, 2012-2020
- Intellectual Property
- Intellectual Property Litigation
- San Antonio Austin Life Sciences Association (SAALSA)
- San Antonio Technology Accelerator Initiative (SATAI)
- Technology Advocates of San Antonio (TASA)
- Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Technology Council
- North San Antonio Chamber
- San Antonio Intellectual Property Law Association
- Board Member